If someone put a SHO V6 into a Miata, would Jalopnik continue to exist? Or would its time on earth be complete?
A Legend's headgaskets beg to differ.
I actually wrote an academic thesis on this, and your statement is well-supported by the literature. Increasing the severity of penalties does almost nothing to deter crime, but drive up the probability of getting caught (regardless of the severity of penalty), and crime rates drop significantly.